This much is clear less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 election: Republican secretary of state nominee Diego Morales is getting historic bad press. You’d have to go back to 2012 to find a statewide candidate – Republican U.S. Senate nominee Richard Mourdock – who has gathered as much negative press as Morales, who upset Secretary of State Holli Sullivan at the June convention.

The good news for Morales is that if there is an entity less popular than himself, it’s the press. And while Democrat nominee Destiny Wells is an impressive candidate, she hasn’t been able to raise the kind of money that would keep the baseline Republican vote from pulling in Morales on Election Day, unless a female voter surge develops (and there are 360,000 new voter registrations).

Brain Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find Howey on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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